Disputes at BHP Billiton’s Escondida mine in Chile, the world's biggest copper mine, and Freeport’s Grasberg and Cerro Verde mines, are also having a significant effect on global supplies of concentrate.
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Beijing will adopt more market-friendly measures in the sector and other oversupplied industries.
After finishing 2016 up 25 percent, commodities are getting another boost from bullish investors.
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The head of China's second-largest copper refiner is sounding a bearish note on the red metal, even as the country is targetting higher economic growth.
Coal continues to be the sector in the cross-hairs of Chinese plans to shift its energy mix away from fossil fuels and into cleaner renewables.
For the second consecutive year, PDAC will host the International Mines Ministers Summit (IMMS) with 25 countries attending to it.
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Industry observers believe Yancoal will face several challenges when trying to complete a $2bn equity issue to finance the acquisition of Rio’s coal mines in the Hunter Valley.
Top gold producing country wants to modernize and consolidate its mining industry.
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A surge in commodity prices combined with its multibillion-dollar asset fire-sale has put the company in a position to pay big dividends and explore acquisitions.
Up 7% year on year across all regions, supporting rally in iron ore and rebound in coking coal prices.
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